Costs and Funding

It’s really important that there are no financial barriers to accessing the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), therefore means-tested grants are available to support the costs of the programme. This means that anybody can apply to be part of the CAT no matter what their financial circumstances are.

The overall costs cover all training classes, dance wear, theatre trips, guest choreographers, performances and a lot more.


The fee per student for academic year 2019/20 is £3,798. This is set by the Department for Education and is a National Grant

Relevant Income

After deducting £2072 per dependent including the grant holder (amount for 2020/2021 will be confirmed soon)

Maximum amount of grant




Parental Contribution




Up to £31,139 £3,798 nil
£31,140 to £35,292 £3,417 £381
£35,293 to £39,444 £3,037 £761
£39,445 to £43,596 £2,658 £1,140
£43,597 to £47,748 £2,278 £1,520
£47,749 to £51,899 £1,899 £1,899
£51,900 to £56,053 £1,520 £2,278
£56,054 to £60,205 £1,140 £2,658
£60,206 to £64,357 £761 £3,037
£64,358 to £68,506 £382 £3,416
£68,507 and above nil £3,798


Parental contributions can be paid in three termly instalments, or over ten months by monthly standing order.

To qualify for a national grant the applicant must have been resident in the British Islands for three years prior, be a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland or be a refugee of the child of a refugee (conditions apply).


Students may apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis, and assistance is means tested on the same scale as the grant funding, e.g. families who are entitled to a full grant are also entitled to full reimbursement for dancewear and travel costs; families who are entitled to 50% grant are entitled to claim 50% of these costs.


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